A Zeiss Otus 28mm Lens Could Debut Next Month

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Otus product images review (3 of 7)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.0

Zeiss has already announced their 55mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 Otus lenses; and now the word on the internet is that we’re going to see another one around Photo Plus 2015. According to Sony Alpha Rumors, we should be seeing a new 28mm Otus lens–which is a very interesting choice. We expected to see a 35mm, 24mm, or 135mm lens of some sort–but 28mm is also a viable choice. The reason why this makes so much sense is because there aren’t many 28mm lens offerings for DSLR cameras–the most recent would be Nikon’s f1.8 option, though the mirrorless world has the excellent Sony 28mm f2.

What we’re wondering is if the lens will incorporate weather sealing like the Milvus lenses have. At the moment, the 55mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 don’t have weather sealing built in yet you’re paying the equivalent of a three bedroom apartment’s monthly rent in a hot area of Brooklyn or NYC. However, it can be argued that these lenses are designed to be used in the studio to deliver the best performance possible.

A Zeiss Otus 28mm lens, on the other hand, would greatly appeal to architecture, interior (Real Estate), and landscape photographers–with landscape shooters taking a bit more of a risk due to exposure to the elements. We’re also curious as to whether the lens will be available for Sony FE mount cameras or Sony A mount. If so, the cameras are bound to be able to put out even better image quality than they already do. With the Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R offering the most resolution at the moment, we’re sure that pixel peepers will have a field day comparing one lens against another while arguing back and forth about nearly meaningless charts and instead not focusing on what can actually be done with the lens.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.